Warnock Named New Manhattanville Head Coach

PURCHASE, N.Y. Looking to return Manhattanville to a position of prominence in the Middle Atlantic Conferences and in the competitive Mid-Atlantic Region, Kevin Warnock has been named the seventh head coach in history of the Manhattanville, Athletic Director Keith Levinthal announced on Wednesday.

"I would like to thank Mr. Levinthal and the search committee for giving me the opportunity to lead the Manhattanville program," Warnock said. "I am looking forward to working with our student-athletes and members of the Athletic Department to build a quality program. Our challenge is not only to work hard for success on the playing field, but also to create opportunities for our student-athletes to develop their skills and character for a lifetime of success."

"Kevin is a great addition to our department and we expect great things from him," Levinthal said. "He has experience coaching with some of the top lacrosse teams and in the top conferences in Division III, and I am confident that that knowledge will immediately make our program better. The men's lacrosse program at Manhattanville has the opportunity to be great, and Kevin is the right person to make that happen."

Warnock has been coaching at the collegiate level for seven years since graduating from the cradle of college men's lacrosse coaches, Springfield College, in 2005. His last position came at Bates College in the ultra-competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), where he served as the first assistant coach for three seasons (2009-11). On the field, he served as offensive coordinator and was the team's substitution coach and faceoff and goalie specialist. Off the field, he served as the recruiting coordinator at the highly selective academic institution and also was heavily involved in strength & conditioning activities and academic monitoring.

Prior to his time in Lewiston, Warnock was the top assistant coach at Saint Leo University in 2007-08. While in Florida with the young Division II program, the coach implemented strategies and adjustments on the offensive end and also played a role in recruiting and academic monitoring.

Warnock got his first coaching job right out of college with Western New England College in Springfield, Mass., serving as an assistant with the nationally recognized program until 2007. He was charged with the development of faceoff personnel (over 60 percent success rate each season) and wing play, while also maintaining the substitution box throughout the game. In his final season of 2007, the Golden Bears posted a 17-1 record, won the Pilgrim League championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals before finishing the year ranked third in Division III.

In addition to his collegiate work, Warnock also served as director of the New England Developmental Lacrosse Elite Travel Team between 2005 and 2007, recruiting and coaching prospective scholastic-level athletes and helping them in the search for post-secondary education.

Warnock graduated from Springfield College in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in American Studies. A four-year letterwinner in the midfield with the Pride, he netted 62 goals with 15 assists for 77 points in 60 career games, played in three NCAA Tournaments and was selected to play in the 2005 NEILA East-West Game.

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